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Question 1: Its character is usually grave and it is often, but not always, based on a bass-________ and written in triple metre.

Question 2: One of the best known examples of the passacaglia in Western classical music is the Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 for organ by ________, which was arranged for orchestra by Ottorino Respighi.
Johann PachelbelGreat Eighteen Chorale PreludesBaroque musicJohann Sebastian Bach

Question 3: [4] A similar form, the ________, was also first developed by Frescobaldi.
PassacagliaJohann PachelbelChaconneJohann Sebastian Bach

Question 4: The passacaglia is a musical form that originated in early seventeenth-century ________ and is still used by contemporary composers.

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